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Blind Date (1984)

R | | Horror, Thriller | June 1984 (USA)
A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid... See full summary »

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Nico Mastorakis

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Nico Mastorakis (screenplay), Nico Mastorakis (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Bottoms ... Jonathon Ratcliff
Kirstie Alley ... Claire Simpson
James Daughton ... Dave
Lana Clarkson ... Rachel
Keir Dullea ... Dr. Steiger
Charles Nicklin ... Robert
Michael Howe ... Subway Gang Member
Gerard Kelly ... Subway Gang Member
Gerry Sundquist ... Subway Gang Member
Marina Sirtis ... Hooker
Kathy Hill Kathy Hill ... Murdered Lover
Louis Sheldon Louis Sheldon ... Murdered Lover
Danos Lygizos ... Production Manager
Spyros Papafrantzis ... Crazy Old Man
Antigoni Amanitou ... First Victim (as Antigone Amanitis)
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A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. Meanwhile, a taxi driver is taking young women up to their apartments, giving them gas, and performing a little fatal amateur surgery on them. Their paths inevitably converge, and the blind man must try to stop the psychopath. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The ultimate hi-tech thriller [Video Australia]

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA | Greece

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Seduction See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shannon Tweed was originally considered for the lead role. See more »

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The end credits promoted a sequel to "Blind Date," to have been titled "Run, Stumble, Fall." But this sequel was never produced. See more »

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How blind can justice be?
14 September 2002 | by kevin44See all my reviews

This is an excellent film. The thing that struck me first was that this was a serial killer flick in which the police hardly figure at all, you see them once or twice from a distance. You have two stories running in parallel until finally, and inevitably, they cross.

The second thing that really got me thinking is that our agent of justice probably got the wrong man. The evidence we have is far too circumstantial and would have been thrown out by any right minded jury, if the judge had not already dismissed the case.

Was the real killer driving the cab from which Kirstie Alley's character fled?

The character of Jonathan Ratcliff is interesting because, whatever his virtues might be, he is also a stalker. And we discover that when he is blinded there is no physical reason for his disability. On some subconscious level he has chosen not to see, and when he is given a device which enables him to see, after a fashion, it is in black and white and works on the same principle as sonar, that is it reflects back the signals he sends. He no longer sees the whole picture, and neither do we.



The concept of blind Justice is on one level a reassuring one since everyone is equal irrespective of race, creed, power etc.. However, on the other hand, Justice is blind! This could mean that it cannot differentiate between the innocent and the guilty.

In the film the character of Jonathan Ratcliff is living out a fantasy, when at the end he is asked by the woman he has just 'rescued' what his name is he replies, 'A friend': like a guardian angel or a comic book superhero. He is a voyeur who has been forced to take a role, to follow a destiny and he shapes that destiny himself.

The film itself is well put together and there are some wonderful Hitchcockian touches, especially in the way it exploits the blindness of the central character and the limitations and possibilities of the electronic device that substitute for his eyes.

I rate this film 8 out of 10, very thought provoking.


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